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'Dancing with the Stars' crowns a season 18 winner

Olympic gold-medal winning ice dancer Meryl Davis can add another victory to the list: She won Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday night, to no one's surprise. She and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, a longtime DWTS pro, went into the finale with a perfect score. It's the first win for Maks, who indicated Monday night's show might be his last time competing on DWTS.

Amy Purdy, a paralympian who had both of her legs removed as a teenager, came just one point shy of Meryl and Maks' perfect score and placed in second with her partner, five-time winner Derek Hough. Candace "DJ Tanner" Cameron Bure, who was paired with Mark Ballas and had the lowest score heading into the finals, came in third.

The eventful and emotional two-hour finale (Davis reuniting with her Olympic partner Charlie White was our fave part) capped what's been a surprisingly great season, full of memorable partnerships and ridiculously talented and inspiring dancers. During Meryl and Maks' final dance, head judge Len Goodman hinted this might be his final season. But we hope that's not the case. Season 18 proved, if nothing else, just how entertaining Dancing With the Stars can be.


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:18pm]


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